Noor: A Champion Thoroughbred's Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky

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While Seabiscuit is perhaps the best-known Thoroughbred in history, Charles S. Howard owned another remarkable racehorse that should never be forgotten. Irish-bred Noor dominated the 1950 racing season, setting world records in victories over Citation and winning the Hollywood Gold Cup by defeating a Triple Crown winner, the Horse of the Year and the previous year's Kentucky Derby winner. Sadly, that fame faded as he failed to sire champions, and Noor was buried in an unmarked grave in Northern California decades later. Veteran turf writer Milt Toby recounts Noor's colorful career and the inspiring story of racing enthusiast Charlotte Farmer's personal mission to exhume the Thoroughbred's remains for reburial in central Kentucky years after the horse was inducted into the hall of fame.
ISBN: 9781609495619
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Images: 39
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Milt Toby has been writing about Thoroughbred racing for 40 years. His 6 previous books include DANCER'S IMAGE, which won the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award as the best book about Thoroughbred racing published in 2011 and an American Horse Publications Editorial Award for the best equine book of 2011.
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